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Breaking Down the New SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer

The live-action DC Extended Universe is beginning with the traditional DC superheroes in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Next summer’s Suicide Squad is where things start to get insane. And make no mistake, no one on the Suicide Squad is a hero! And that’s a good thing—so we’re breaking it all down in a siiiick new episode of Nerdist News.

During the DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League special on The CW, Warner Bros. unveiled the new Suicide Squad trailer, which was set to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The trailer also illustrated the basic premise of the film: the Suicide Squad is a team made up of villains who are blackmailed into taking on one of the most dangerous individuals on the planet: the Joker (Jared Leto)!

Not surprisingly, Will Smith’s Deadshot was given the first introduction in the trailer, which also touched upon Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El DIablo (Jay Hernandez), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Slipknot (Adam Beach), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).

Of course, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) also received a big spotlight in the new trailer, as she demonstrated just how crazy she really is. Even Harley’s joke about her own insanity is hilariously unsettling.

Suicide Squad also stars Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, the man tasked with keeping his team of villains in line…if he can. Viola Davis co-stars as Amanda Waller, the woman in charge of the Suicide Squad/Task Force X, with Ben Affleck also slated to appear as Batman.

Check out the trailer, in full, below:

Warner Bros. will release Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016.

What did you think about the new Suicide Squad trailer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below or else the microbombs in their heads will explode!

Image Credit: DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures

And while you’re at it, check out our play on DC’s wild gang in Nerdist Presents: The Suicide Squad Trailer You’re Expecting to See:

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